I feel so much joy when I get to step behind my camera and capture priceless moments for couples. I’m a big fan of ice cream, prefer late nights over early mornings, and live for planning my next big international journey.
I’m so excited to share my first wedding of the year with you all! My photographer heart was basically on overdrive from the moment I arrived at Room 1520. From the white walls, open concept space, beautiful bridal suite and rooftop access, I had major heart eyes the entire day.
I loved that Kristin & Ike (mostly Kristin :)) designed and planned the whole thing and kept it beautifully neutral with lots of white, blush and greenery. It was so clear both Kristin & Ike wanted to make this wedding a relaxing, enjoyable celebration with their very closest friends and family. From the live band, to the cocktail hour reception vibe, you couldn’t help but mingle and celebrate the couple.
Instead of a traditional white gown, Kristin opted for basically the most gorgeous blush skirt from BHLDN and a complimentary silk blush camisole. The bridesmaids wore white, which again is neutral heaven! Kristin, her mom and bridesmaids created each of the rose and greenery bridal party bouquets by hand, and her mom constructed the ceremony arch! Every little detail was perfectly thought through to really represent who Kristin & Ike are as a couple and their amazing personalities. I mean, any couple that opts for a Portillo’s wedding cake are basically my favorite humans!
I fell in love with Kristin & Ike during their engagement session at the Art Institute of Chicago, and I was basically counting down the days to photograph them again. They are two of the sweetest, most kind people, and they are such a joy to be around.
To Kristin & Ike, I love you guys. I love your families and I love your love for each other. From the moment we sat down at Starbucks last year to hear about your love story and your plans for your wedding (and your future together), I couldn’t wait for this day to come. I will never forget how wonderful you both were, and how welcoming your families and friends were throughout the day. It was an honor and pleasure to serve you all day, every step of the way. I’ve been so excited about pressing “publish” on this blog post, because I basically find new favorites every time I look at your gallery. I hope you all look back on this blog post, reliving these moments, and remember just how loved you all are. I hope you love your memories as much as I loved documenting them for you.